Well Well Well !! What do we have here !!
Is The Cauldron playing with our head today 🤣🤣🤣
And can’t she SPELL 😂😂
Wrong on both counts !!
I present to you today, the quickest, thickest, fudgiest and the easiest’ Notella ‘ Brownies made without Nuts This Brownie recipe is a chocolate lover’s dream and an indulgent one at that!
As we know the ‘ Brown Stuff ‘ is not Dairy Free , but I have a plan and a product that is !!
Plamils Hazelnut Flavoured Spread !!… But dont worry in the recipe notes I give you as always alternatives if you are not in the UK
I couldn’t believe it when they started producing this spread, it opens up the bakes for the vegan and nut allergy tribe !! 😍😍
I’ve never been over fussy about Brownies, if I’m honest and there is only one other recipe on the blog, and that includes spinach 😝😝 because I’ve had years of it being the only option
Plus I’ve a mortal fear of producing a brownie not worthy of an intolerance baker !!😱
But i also know folk love a brownie so i’m doing my best , and to be fair these are Bloody gorgeous
They are fudgy and cakey all at the same time !! So will suit you all
Pockets of fudgy goodness with a swirly top to match !!
And yep they have that thin layer of paper that some of you want !! Personally I don’t care either way 😂😂…. heathen I here you shout !!!
Right lets crack on ( though there are no eggs involved !! )
Notella Brownies GF, DF V
All the taste of the iconic brown stuff with non of the nuts 😂😂
- 140 g Gluten Free/ Vegan / Nut Free Chocolate Spread ( I used Plamil Foods Plamilla )
- 30 g Gluten Free / Vegan / Nut Free Chocolate Spread for the top
- 75 g Plant Based Butter ( I used Flora Plant Based )
- 140 g Non Dairy Milk ( I used Plamil Organic Soya )
- 140 g Caster Sugar
- 140 g gluten Free Flour blend ( If not using your own I recommend Dove Farms Freee Plain or Pilsbury US )
- 40 g of Cocoa Powder ( I used varhola )
- 1/2 TSP Xanthan Gum ( Omit if your blend contains it )
- Preheat oven to 160 C / 325 F ( no convection for this I find it not great fore brownies )
- Line an 8 x 8 inch square baking tin with parchment paper
- In medium sized pan, take the 130 g chocolate spread and add melted butter. and on a low heat stir until melted, Give it a good mix until looks smooth and set aside
- In a bowl whisk the GF Flour, Cocoa Powder and Xanthan Gum ( if using) together til combines
- In another bowl, combine the milk and sugar and warn on the stove until all of the sugar has dissolved.
- Add to the chocolate melty liquid
- Whisk rigorously for about 1 minute. You will notice a lot of air bubbles will start to appear.
- Now add all purpose flour, xanthan gum and cocoa powder.
- Give another whisk for 30 – 40 seconds until the batter looks smooth
- Pour into the prepared baking tin.
- Using a teaspoon, add dollops of 30g chocolate spread generously around the surface of the brownie batter.
- Use a toothpick or knife to create marble like swirly patterns.
- Bake in the oven at 160 C / 325 F for 22 – 24 minutes or until a knife or skewer comes out clean with just a few moist crumbs.
- Let the brownie cool at room temperature for about 20 minutes.
- Take it out of the tin and let it cool on a cooling rack completely until cooled to room temperature.
- Slice and enjoy!
So there you go !!
A nut Free Brownie with the taste that many of you may remember !!
I may or may not be on a Brownie Roll at the moment but you will need to wait and see what I have in store !!!
Right lets give you some pictures so I can crack on with with other jobs in hand !!
Plus you need to see how fabulous they are !!
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